Kris Bell

Kris Bell
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  • East Ham, London SW6 5LT
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I studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music&Drama and at the National Opera Studio.

I have always worked as a collaborative pianist alongside my solo work, whether it be with singers, solo instrumentalists or opera companies and choruses. My work has taken me around the world but I am happily based in London.

I have worked for the main opera companies in the UK as a coach and repetiteur, including the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Opera North and in Germany for the houses in Nürnberg, Wiesbaden and Freiburg. My repertoire includes about 50 operas presently. I have accompanied countless auditions, examinations, masterclasses and recitals and am very much a "singer's pianist." I have made several appearances live on BBC Radio 3.

Choral work has included with the chorus of the Royal Opera House and the BBC Singers.

I also love the instrumental and chamber music repertory and have performed with members of the Allegri and Chilingirian string quartets.

My rates are negotiable depending on the task in hand (usually around £35 per hour) but I accompany auditions, rehearsals, examinations and recitals.

I have an excellently equipped studio in the heart of Fulham, London SW6 with superb grand piano. Luckily I am able to play most music at sight and learn new music at speed. This has stood me in good stead so far!



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Accompaniment is the musical parts which provide the rhythmic and/or harmonic support for the melody or main themes of a song or instrumental piece. There are many different styles and types of accompaniment in different genres and styles of music. In homophonic music, the main accompaniment approach used in popular music, a clear vocal melody is supported by subordinate chords. In popular music and traditional music, the accompaniment parts typically provide the "beat" for the music and outline the chord progression of the song or instrumental piece. The accompaniment for a vocal melody or instrumental solo can be played by a single musician playing an instrument such as piano, pipe organ, or guitar. While any instrument can in theory be used as an accompaniment instrument, keyboard and guitar-family instruments tend to be used if there is only a single instrument, as these instruments can play chords and basslines simultaneously (chords and a bassline are easier to play simultaneously on keyboard instruments, but a fingerpicking guitarist can play chords and a bassline simultaneously on guitar). A solo singer can accompany herself by playing guitar or piano while she sings, and in some rare cases, a solo singer can even accompany himself or herself just using his or her voice and body